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SCM administrator at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The solution provides stability and standardization. CentOS is fairly faithful to the Linux Standards Base, Freedesktop.org, and POSIX. Pretty much any code targeted at Linux builds and runs without any tweaking. Hardware support is extensive... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's good to have a stable server OS that many people understand in depth. It has easier to find CentOS internal experts than Microsoft Windows internal experts, for example.

What needs improvement?

Out of the box, the NFS client is weak. It needs considerable kernel tuning before it runs NFS-bound applications efficiently. Perf "goes off a cliff" long before it should with the default settings. The auto-mounter has been unstable,... more»
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Director Corporate Systems Division at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* The size: in only 2U you have four dual processor servers. * The server manufacturer has a compatibility list regarding RAM, hard drives, LAN and RAID cards, operating systems, etc. Asus has its own RAID, LAN card, but supports other... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When a university or datacenter asked us about a certain amount of servers, we would study several models. As this four server system has the typical configuration (two LAN cards, remote management, two power supplies) the bidding,... more»

What needs improvement?

NVMe support. The manufacturer is developing a new line for that model which includes support for that type of hard drive.
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Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of the Desktop & Server platforms and the availability of multiple repositories of apps and tools.

How has it helped my organization?

We use CentOS together with Apache for certificate verification. The platform has helped us to keep things simple and yet very secure, allowing us to meet the requirements with surgical precision.

What needs improvement?

I've found certain issues where I couldn't find any documentation to help me solve them. But I guess it's a case by case situation where popular problems have a lot of chatter about how to resolve, whereas certain problems don't have as much.
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Cloud Engineer | OpenStack Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 25 2017

What do you think of CentOS?

Valuable Features Stability was the main "feature". There are many Linux distributions which come with all the new software, but we have no use for these new versions if they are buggy. With CentOS, we know it just works. • Improvements to My Organization Not really, as we didn't really test other distros. • Room for Improvement CentOS and RHEL for that matter are fairly difficult for beginners, as there are no popular and widely used Red Hat-based Desktop distros. And this has a slightly smaller user base and tutorials than other popular distros. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues No. • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support Didn't use it. We were using the (free) community version. • Previous...
Real User
Applications & Systems Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 03 2017

What do you think of CentOS?

Valuable Features Command Line Cost Ease of maintenance With Linux, you can do a lot on the command line. Once a Linux server has been built, it tends to be stable with no performance leakage. • Improvements to My Organization Scalability Security Performance • Room for Improvement I would like it to be more intuitive. There could be better help facilities. However, I guess the GUI can be fairly intuitive. • Stability Issues I did not encounter any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues I did not encounter any issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate the level of technical as OK. • Previous Solutions We uses Windows before. • Initial Setup The setup was complex initially. However, once we overcame the...
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CentOS Linux provides a free and open source computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. CentOS Linux releases are built from publicly available open source source code provided by Red Hat, Inc for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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